Mojow Autonomous Solutions advances autonomy in collaboration with Versatile
LANGHAM, SASKATCHEWAN - July 10, 2023 - Mojow Autonomous Solutions Inc. (Mojow), a cutting-edge developer of autonomous software for agricultural machines, announced today a partnership with leading tractor manufacturer, Versatile, a division of Buhler Industries Inc. (TSX: BUI). Over the past six months, Versatile and Mojow have been working together to validate Mojow’s autonomous navigation controller (EYEBOX™) on the comprehensive range of Versatile tractor models.
Working collaboratively with the engineering team at Versatile has expedited the development of Mojow’s autonomous navigation controller and application to tractors. With a direct line to Versatile engineering staff, Mojow has quickly and efficiently taken command of all tractor functions through the CANbus on the tractor, including steering, propulsion, exterior lights, ignition and activation of hydraulic remotes. “We are working directly with a resourceful team of engineers from Versatile who are experts on the inner workings of their tractor lineup. This relationship will streamline integration for quick turnaround to market viability,” says Mojow President, Owen Kinch.
For the past three months, a Versatile high horsepower four-wheel drive tractor has been operating in Alberta with Mojow’s EYEBOX™ controller. The tractor has completed a number of in-field tests in a variety of applications with very promising results. “Over the past few months, we’ve ran hundreds of tests and proven EYEBOX™ is capable of operating reliably over extended periods of time, with a high-level of operational precision,” added Mr. Kinch. The testing will continue through the summer season, followed by fall validation on a small number of growers’ farms this upcoming fall season.
“We are excited to support the integration of new technology and take steps toward autonomous operation of Versatile products,” said Adam Reid, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Versatile. “This partnership is mutually beneficial; Mojow will be able to efficiently adapt their technology to our tractors, moving Versatile towards a future of autonomous technology. Versatile has a history of partnering with industry leaders that understand our cornerstones of simplicity, reliability and ease of service and maintenance. That remains true with this partnership as well.”
By automating some of the time-intensive, mundane processes of farming, EYEBOX™ can help increase labor productivity. “Autonomous tractors will be utilized around the clock so there’s less downtime, allowing for peak efficiencies when it comes to completing timely field operations, and enabling farmers to focus on high value tasks,” added Owen Kinch.
Mojow will be demonstrating the EYEBOX™ autonomous navigation controller on a Versatile 610 tractor at the Ag in Motion show in Langham, Saskatchewan, July 18-20, 2023 and the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, August 29-31, 2023. To learn more about how Versatile and Mojow are working together to bring autonomy to farmers, visit us at one of the shows or contact:
President, Mojow Autonomous Solutions
VP, Sales & Marketing, Versatile
Versatile, a division of Buhler Industries Inc. (TSX: BUI), is the only Canadian manufacturer of agricultural tractors. The factory in Winnipeg, Manitoba covers almost 700,000 square feet with complete manufacturing and assembly capabilities and full research and development facilities. For more information on Versatile visit www.versatile-ag.com.
About Mojow Autonomous Solutions Inc.
Mojow Autonomous Solutions Inc. (Mojow) is a digital, ag technology company based in Edmonton, Alberta. Our primary focus is developing a kit for enabling autonomous farm implement operation (EYEBOX™). Our mission is to streamline on-farm operations, through innovative technologies, artificial intelligence, and robotics. For more information on Mojow, please visit www.mojow.ai.
You can view some videos of our team in action on Youtube.